Posted 11/27/2008 4:44 PM (GMT -7)
Hey everyone, my name is Gary. I'm an RN and just turned 40 today. This all started about 20 months ago. I have tried about 26 Prescription meds for Anxiety disorder and I have been deteriorating lately. Here is whats going on symptom wise:
Shaky, Inner tension, Nervous, Tachycardia, S.O.B., Chronic Fatigue, Stiff Neck, Migraines galore, Joint Pain Starting in my ankles and all the way up, Chronic Fatigue, Irritability at times, Jaw stiffness, Muscle weakness, Right eye pupil is not round and is oval almost like a cataract, Cold Flahes at times, Night sweats at times, my mood is not great and I feel depressed, but not suicidal or anything even remotely close. I think thats about it.
I still have anxiety, but it's not that bad . I have no sense of doom or fear consistant with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I've been in therapy weekly for the last year or so and have switched therapists a few times. My current therapist just ended relations with me as he said that it appears I have an undiagnosed medical condition rather than a Psychological problem and therfore feels he is wasting my time and money. I honestly agree.
I'm on a Beta Blocker, which doesn't control my heart rate. I'm on Klonopin 1mg twice/day, and Xanax 0.5mg as needed. I hardly take it.
I've been an RN x 16 years and have had lots of testing done since this began, but never had Lymes ruled out. I am going for the bloodwork hopefully tomorrow. Somehow, through all of my research, I didn't pick up on the Lymes as a possible cause of all of this, nor did any of the MD's I've seen. It seems that many of the symptoms have worsened dramatically over the past few months. I'm at the point where I feel like I need to go inpatient somewhere. I'm 5'10 200lbs. I was very active before all of this started. I never had the butterfly rash as far as I know unless it was on my back and went unnoticed. I did have an MRI recently and I was told by the ER MD that is was clean. I'm reading that white lesions don't have to be present for one to have the CNS disorders associated with Lymes.
I won't hold anyone to anything. I'm just looking for opinions as to whether anyone who reads this thinks that this could very well be Lymes.
Thank you all so much in advance,
Gary ......... BSN, RN